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After a Charismatic Leader, What?

In both these tasks, Chavez was scarcely alone. But he sounded a clarion call. For me, this effort is part of the larger task we all face during this structural crisis of historical capitalism and the bifurcation of two possible resolutions of the chaos into which our world-system has fallen. We need to debate what is the nature of the better world we, or some of us, are seeking. If we can’t be clearer on what we want, we are not likely to win the battle with those who seek to create a non-capitalist system that nonetheless reproduces the worst features of capitalism: hierarchy, exploitation, and polarization.

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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Noam Chomsky: USA Terrorism (2015)

Noam Chomsky: USA, Terrorism, March, (2015) https://youtu.be/272vNvH0-jc Noam Chomsky, on, Communism, Revolutionary, Violence, the American, Left, and Zizek, (2015) ...
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Sanders Urges 'Political Revolution' - FOX News Radio

Sanders Urges 'Political Revolution' - FOX News Radio | real utopias | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders is trying to break through as he considers a 2016 presidential run.Though Sanders points out that the economy is better than it was when George W. Bush left office six years ago
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Tribeca Exclusive: Trailer For Noam Chomsky Documentary 'Requiem For The ... - Indie Wire (blog)

Tribeca Exclusive: Trailer For Noam Chomsky Documentary 'Requiem For The ... - Indie Wire (blog) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky is one of America's most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it's hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have be
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Chávez and the Communal State - Monthly Review

Chávez and the Communal State - Monthly Review | real utopias | Scoop.it
On October 20, 2012, less than two weeks after being reelected to his fourth term as Venezuelan president and only months before his death, Hugo Chávez delivered his crucial El Golpe de Timón ("Strike at the Helm") speech to the first meeting of...
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Students protests spread across Europe and beyond - Green Left Weekly

Students protests spread across Europe and beyond - Green Left Weekly | real utopias | Scoop.it
Students protests spread across Europe and beyond
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They have received guests, including US anthropologist and anarchist David Graeber, who came to speak on the struggle against bureaucracy and social control.
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SPIEGEL Interview with Slavoj Zizek: 'The Greatest Threat to Europe Is Its Inertia' - SPIEGEL ONLINE

SPIEGEL Interview with Slavoj Zizek: 'The Greatest Threat to Europe Is Its Inertia' - SPIEGEL ONLINE | real utopias | Scoop.it
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek is one of Europe's boldest intellectuals and also a self-avowed leftist.
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Social Democracy for the 21st Century: A Post Keynesian Perspective: Philip Pilkington on the Labour Theory of Value

Philip Pilkington on the Labour Theory of Value http://t.co/ck4u4l3i1G #mmt
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Muzzling humor in the Ecuadorean Revolution - Open Democracy

Muzzling humor in the Ecuadorean Revolution - Open Democracy | real utopias | Scoop.it
In Ecuador, Rafael Correa’s government muzzles critique and attacks satirists in an increasingly anti-democratic environment. Español
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Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System

To mark The Nation's 150th anniversary, John Nichols was joined in conversation by the eminent radical intellectual Noam Chomsky at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona on March 15. Discussin...
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The Podemos revolution: how a small group of radical academics changed ... - The Guardian

The Podemos revolution: how a small group of radical academics changed ... - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
The long read: Just 15 months after it was founded, Podemos now leads the polls in Spain. Can this grassroots party win power – or is its bubble about to burst?
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Paul Hawken: Cultivating Progress (re-broadcast)

Paul Hawken: Cultivating Progress (re-broadcast) | real utopias | Scoop.it
Paul Hawken on corporate social responsibility and the evolution of the open-source and sharing economy movements
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Concerning Socialism - Huffington Post

Concerning Socialism - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
It is self-evident that equal opportunity is a necessary quality of a fair society, but to achieve this an inefficient redistribution of wealth is required....
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Occupy University of Amsterdam

Occupy University of Amsterdam | real utopias | Scoop.it
Note: Some students and faculty of the University of Amsterdam have taken on the school on a list of issues. I have personally experienced some of those issues while a student there. Having careful...
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Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chris Hedges

Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chris Hedges | real utopias | Scoop.it
America’s greatest intellectual says, “The mood of the country is frightening. The level of anger, frustration and hatred of institutions is not organized in a constructive way.
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The Death of American Universities

The Death of American Universities | real utopias | Scoop.it
'As universities move towards a corporate business model, precarity is being imposed by force.' Noam Chomsky, Jacobin
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'Everybody's queer': life on the sexuality spectrum - Irish Times

'Everybody's queer': life on the sexuality spectrum - Irish Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
Our sexuality constantly changes, says Emer O’Toole, whose book describes her gender-bending coming of age in Galway
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'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany - SPIEGEL ONLINE | real utopias | Scoop.it
Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant.
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Liberals Beg Elizabeth Warren to Challenge Hillary Clinton - Breitbart News

Liberals Beg Elizabeth Warren to Challenge Hillary Clinton - Breitbart News | real utopias | Scoop.it
Three prominent liberal activists — including the president of a large union — are calling for Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, insisting that the Massachusetts senator’s participation in a...
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Occupy Movement take direct action against Rupert Murdoch

Occupy Movement take direct action against Rupert Murdoch | real utopias | Scoop.it
Protestors took direct action against Rupert Murdoch as they breech a security line and jump the fence in an attempt to access the news building. After clashes with security protestors have a peaceful sit in, in front of the News Building.
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Occupy Hong Kong: Six Months Later

Occupy Hong Kong: Six Months Later | real utopias | Scoop.it
Six months have passed since the outbreak of the pro-democracy Occupy protests in Hong Kong, and a small but determined group of activists wants to make sure their struggle isn't forgotten.
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Participatory Democracy - Nani Macharashvili - YouTube

On Thursday, March 26th, Dr. Nani Macharashvili, from TSU delivered a lecture in which she touched the importance of deliberative model of public policy making.
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A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually…

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually... - The Ferenstein Wire - Medium
Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasingly concentrations of wealth…
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Noam Chomsky - The Consequences of Your Actions - YouTube

Chomsky explains why we should primarily focus our attention on the things we can affect, like the crimes committed by our political leaders, for example.
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Russell Brand donates Revolution book profits to New Era cafe - The Guardian

Russell Brand donates Revolution book profits to New Era cafe - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it
Comedian turned activist opens social enterprise that will employ recovering drug addicts on east London housing estate that fought off evictions
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Russell Brand thinks The Sun should be reclaimed by 'REAL people'

Russell Brand thinks The Sun should be reclaimed by 'REAL people' | real utopias | Scoop.it
Comedian Russell Brand today championed the latest protest by the Occupy Movement which last night attempted to “reclaim” The Sun newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation